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Clermont Battalion is the newest U.S. Naval Sea Cadet unit in the United States. U.S. Pictured are Clermont Chief of Police Charles Broadway, LTJG Gary Schindele and Troy Edwards, Central Florida Council, Navy League. (Photo by South Lake Tablet)
Clermont Battalion is the newest U.S. Naval Sea Cadet unit in the United States.

Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a youth program that serves to teach young people ages 11 through 17 about military service, naval operations, training, community service, citizenship and an understanding of discipline and teamwork.  Honor, Courage and Commitment are the cornerstones of Cadet training.

These exceptional youth wear U.S. Navy uniforms and train aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships.  The Clermont Battalion meets one weekend a month during the school year at the Clermont Police Headquarters where they participate in a variety of hands-on, outdoor training events, as well as community service activities. 

During school vacations, cadets and adult instructors participate in one and two-week training programs at U.S. military installations around the country.  The cadets develop lifelong leadership skills.

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Clermont Battalion is the newest U.S. Sea Cadet unit in the United States. Support and donations are needed from the community to outfit and build the unit.

Troy Edwards, Central Florida Council, Navy League of the United States, presented a check for $500 to LTJG Gary Schindele, Commanding Officer, Clermont Battalion, US Naval Sea Cadet Corps for the purchase of uniforms to prepare the cadets for summer training.  

Clermont Chief of Police Charles Broadway was present when the check was presented. The Clermont Police Department sponsors the Battalion by providing a venue for its meetings.